Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation

The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is a free self-directed, interactive, online e-learning course featuring case scenarios. It is mobile-friendly, designed for phones and tablets. Register for e-learning online

Modules available now

  • Identification and Referral*  (2 hrs section 3 MOC)
  • Neurological Determination of Death* (4.5 hrs section 3 MOC)
  • Donation after Circulatory Death (3.5 hrs section 3 MOC)

Coming soon

  • Management of a Neurological Donor
  • Communication
    • Submodule on MAID and Organ Donation

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This curriculum has been developed by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Trillium Gift of Life Network, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and many generous volunteers from the Canadian Critical Care community. 

*This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. The Identification & Referral module is approved by Dalhousie University for up to 2 credit hours, while the NDD module is approved by Dalhousie University for up to 4.5 credit hours and the DCD module for 3.5. Remember to visit MAINPORT ( to record your learning and outcomes. 

Learning Objectives for Module 5: Communication

Learning Objectives for Module 4: Donor Management

Learning Objectives for Module 3: Donation after Circulatory Death

Learning Objectives for Module 2: Neurological Determination of Death

Learning Objectives for Module 1: Identification and Referral